The Howe Center for Writing Excellence and the Office of Liberal Education are sponsoring a writing contest for first-year students this year. They are offering three prizes of $200 each for the best “Changing Games” compositions by incoming first-year students. Students at all Miami campuses are eligible for prizes. The contest opens June 2, 2013. Deadline: October 11, 2013 (11:59 pm). To enter the contest, submit a composition (in written, digital, or other forms) about a game you have played, do play, or would like to play and its impact. Written pieces should be between 350 and 500 words. Aural and video compositions should be no longer than three (3) minutes. You can find out more information here.
If you haven't read the Summer Reading book that has inspired this contest, we have several copies at the library (King Library (2nd floor) | GV1201.38 .M34 2011).
You might also be interested in some of these other books about gaming:
The Video Games Guide: 1,000+ Arcade, Console and Computer Games, 1962-2012 by Matt Fox. King Library (2nd floor) | GV1469.3 .F68 2013
My Life as a Night Elf Priest: An Anthropological Account of World of Warcraft by Bonnie A. Nardi. King Library (2nd floor) | GV1469.25.W64 N37 2010
Videogames by James Newman. King Library (2nd floor) | GV1469.3 .N48 2013
Immersive Gameplay: Essays on Participatory Media and Role-Playing edited by Evan Torner and William J. White. King Library (2nd floor) | GV1202.F35 I66 2012
Moves in Mind: The Psychology of Board Games by Fernand Gobet, Alex de Voogt, and Jean Retschitzki. King Library (2nd floor) | GV1312 .G63 2004